Practical Action Operations Support Manager Job in Rwanda

Practical Action Operations Support Manager Job in Rwanda

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. With over 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.

We are committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment through all our work. This includes programs, knowledge sharing, advocacy, external communications, and our own organizational development. At a minimum, we ensure that all our work is gender sensitive, seeking gender transformative approaches as our overall ambition and in accordance with context.

About the Role

  • To work closely with, and support, the Africa Director on the operational aspects of the five programmes in Africa. In particular building capacity and collaboration across country offices and teams.

  • To build key relationships based on mutual trust and respect within regional/country offices in order strengthen and build robust operational and financial capacity in country offices and increase confidence and skills relevant to the programs.

  • To be able to engage informal teams and networks, internally and globally, to support the programs capability and effectiveness. To be able to tap into the relevant internal expertise and resources as needed.

  • To support the country offices in anticipating issues, mitigating risks, and
    finding solutions within the scope of the operational aspects of the program work.

    About You

    You will have professional experience in the field of international development, preferably with a good portion of that gained in overseas contexts. You will have a strong understanding and experience of new business development, including facilitation of consortia and partnerships, opportunity identification, quality proposal development and donor rules.

    You will need experience of project and award management, including planning, budgeting, resource management, controls, problem solving, monitoring, and delivering on time, to quality and within budget. You will have experience of building capability, through coaching and mentoring methods, and some experience in safety & security management and wider risk management.

    We are looking for someone with positive persuasion skills, who works in a way that builds trust and respect, who is able to work in different cultural contexts.

    How to Apply

    Submit your CV and a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the role to

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